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Meaning of ALLUDE

Pronunciation:  u'lood

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

ALLUDE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: advert, touch
 See Also: denote, hint, refer, suggest



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Al*lude"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Alluded}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Alluding}.] [L. alludere to play with, to allude; ad +
    ludere to play.]
    To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion; to have
    reference to a subject not specifically and plainly
    mentioned; -- followed by to; as, the story alludes to a
    recent transaction.
          These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such
          ministerial garments as were then in use. --Hooker.
    Syn: To refer; point; indicate; hint; suggest; intimate;
         signify; insinuate; advert. See {Refer}.
  2. \Al*lude"\, v. t.
    To compare allusively; to refer (something) as applicable.
    [Obs.] --Wither.